Blazes and Cairns: November 2017

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. … Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain … Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it…

Blazes and Cairns: Week of May 8, 2017

It’s a moment I will always remember: walking to class as a graduate student in Madison, WI and thinking to myself: I CANNOT BE TRANSGENDER, followed by a wave of nausea and panic. And then an immediate shoving down of those feelings. For the next 3 years or so. I don’t remember what prompted that thought, but I can remember my aversion and fear so clearly. I even remember what…